Review: The Boyfriend Bet by Chris Cannon

The Boyfriend Bet by Chris Cannon
Series: Boyfriend Chronicles (# 2)
Release Date: August 22, 2016
Publisher: Entangled
Pages: 240
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



This Entangled Teen Crush book contains multiple PDAs, after-school detentions, and gambling on the side.Warning: betting on a boyfriend is bad for your health.

Zoe Cain knows that Grant Evertide is way out of her league. So naturally, she kisses him. Out of spite. Not only is Grant her brother’s number-one nemesis, but he has zero interest in being tied down to one girl. She’s shocked—and secretly thrilled—when they start spending more time together. Non-exclusively, of course, but that doesn’t mean Zoe can’t change his mind, one PDA and after-school detention at a time.

Zoe’s brother claims Grant is trying to make her his “Ringer,” an oh-so-charming tradition where a popular guy dates a non-popular girl until he hooks up with her, then dumps her. Zoe threatens to neuter Grant with hedge clippers if he’s lying but Grant swears he isn’t trying to trick her. Still, that doesn’t mean Grant is the commitment type—even if winning a bet is on the line.


Review: The Boyfriend Bet by Chris Cannon is an excellent YA novel that shows how two completely opposites can not only make the best of friends but also love matches. All it takes it a little trust, common interests, and honesty. Plus, some sparks. First comes friendship then comes love. However, at one end the girl involved comes from a poorer side of life than the guy involved. People called hicks, don’t stand a chance with those of the upper rich circles. Can two such individuals find a way to make their attraction work or will their distrust and enemies make it impossible?

I was enchanted by The Boyfriend Bet. Chris Cannon knows how to write a novel in such a way that brings the characters to life. Irresistible charming guy plus, a smart caring girl equals instant chemistry. Disasters are headed their way with every step forward that they make. I didn’t think a book about a jock and a total nobody could work yet it did. The two became instant friends the moment the girl wanted to aggravate her older brother. The guy was all in for aggravating the jerk that was the pretty girl’s brother. Both the brother and the charming guy have a bad history with one another. Her brother instantly tries to warn her off the guy but her heart and mind so no. There’s just something about the guy that lures her to him. Fortunately, fate has a way of breaking or bringing people together. This tale shows us that people can beat the odds if they listen and willing to take the risks. Drama, impulsive moves and the difference in the way the two teenagers live give them enough trouble. Funny, sweet, and romantic. I absolutely loved reading this tale. Overall, I highly recommend this YA story to readers everywhere.